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#31 bossram

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

I love the Canucks, the phenomenal team with a great deal of talented players, but here's a but...

Bieksa; have to start with Bieksa, an average player with the glimpse of greatness. Whenever I watch this guy play, I get reminded of Ed Jovanovski, a solid player who has never risen to the expectation. I remember him more for all his ugly turnovers and giveaways than anything else. Bieksa is nearly the same. Not a solid second liner who is more prone to committing turnovers and giveaways than anything else... That fight at the end of the game was cute. $4.5 m per year plus the bonuses, hmm I think not!

Garrison; a solid player in Florida, but just because a player performs well on a different system, that does not mean that he will fit smoothly in the Canuck system. From watching Garrison, I see a D-man who likes to troll around the net instead of him being a solid point man with a killer shot-waiting for the one-timers. Salo was a gem in this role, but he was on the outs and we needed a solid replacement,. So far we got stuck with this dud of a player who also has a NT clause in his contract + the bonuses. Sure, it is too early in the season and Garrison needs time to develop chemistry with the rest of the team, also he did put great numbers in Florida... but, this is the Canuck system; Garrison, what have you done for me lately...!

Alex Burrows; gotta love this guy, he is intense, he is a pest and a great teammate, but at $4.5 cap hit, hmm I think not. Yes he did put the great numbers over last few seasons and he was underpaid, everyone can agree with that, but paying this guy $6 mil this season is absolutely insane. His salary might reflect his former numbers; 52 points (28G, 24A), but is he worth that, well, lets compare him to the former Canuck, Anson Carter.

Anson Carter was a former Canuck who in his 15 year NHL carer had broken a 30 goal mark only once! That was during the 2005/6 season when he was paired up on the line with the Sedins and he totalled 55 points. Carter's renewal was too steep for the Canucks and this guy was able to land $2.5 mil contract with the Columbus. Does this mean that any average player who gets paired up on the Sedin line will have a performance epiphany, well I am not sure, but whenever some newbie or average player get placed on the Twins line I get reminded of that 50 cent's song Baby by me and its famous lyric "Have a baby by me, be a millionaire..." To sum it up, Burrows is off the Sedins line and he is invisible. That is one $4.5 mill cap hit that is going to cost the Canucks.

As for Volpatti and his "fight" with Murray at the end of the Sharks game, well, that was pretty cute. It looked more like Patti was playing a role of the tormented wife and Murray was the hillbilly who was putting his woman into her place. My apologies to any domestic abuse victims out there, both past and the future. For the record, I do not support or promote any form of domestic violance. I firmly believe that a man should never hit a women, and that is where Murray crossed the line when he decided to put his hands on 'Patti.

Love Luongo, but he is overpriced, chokes in the key moments, and is a dud on the shutout. Old horse cannot learn new tricks, nor can Luongo learn how to stop a penalty shot. In a league where the shootout is becoming the norm, this guy doesn't have the "Chi". Yes we give him credit for earning us the gold medal at 2010 olympics but he almost blew that one too. Was anyone really surprised when we lost our 2:1 lead in a 3rd period with only 25 seconds to go. I wasn't. Again, I'm a Luongo fan, but... there is always the but(t).

On the positive, Kassian is a gem, a franchise player in the making. This guy will fight anyone and he is only 21. I believe that we are witnessing the arrival of second Bertuzzi except this one has more heart.

Jordan Schroeder is a little rockett. I'm looking forward to seeing this guy develop. Great things will come.

Edler, I'm not loving this $5 mil cap hit, but he does have a potential and he also doesn't have a no trade clause.

To sum it up, Bieksa, Garrison and Burrows, go earn your $$$. This community loves you but... ... what have you done for me lately!!!


Funny, no one was complaining after the Anaheim game like this.

It's one bad game. Calm down. We're only 5 games in. And still missing Kesler and Booth.

Edited by bossram, 27 January 2013 - 11:41 PM.

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What is the deal with Mike Gillis, it always seems like he's sweating...

#32 WeDreamOfStanley

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

The only positive about the post is all of the support everyone that has responded has shown for the Canucks after your rediculous rant.

Go away,Volpatti would demolish you. Douglas Murray is a beast. He has 3 inches and 30+ pounds on Volpatti and is as strong as four horses, and Patti didn't hesitate.
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#33 Alexander.Edler

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

LOL are you seriously saying Alex "clutch" Burrows isn't earning his money LOLOLOL. I cant evennn
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

if wee trad 4 kovalev al are prolbem are gon an jovanovsky


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#35 oldnews

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

I like pie.
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#36 ThaBestPlaceOnEarth

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Show some freaking loyalty, if Canucks fandom was a totalitarian state you would be up against the wall. I don't have to listen to this treasonous garbage!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

Volpatti fighting is 'cute'.
Burr is over paid.The guy must have saved Gillis $6m.
Bieksa's fight was 'cute'.
What has Garrison done for you lately,you mean as in five games as a Canuck?
Enjoyed reading it but kind of lost me when complaining about Luo when the man is trade bait.
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#38 jono2009

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

lets just give up on the season now then eh?

shut up.......go canucks go
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#39 Aladeen

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

I love the Canucks, the phenomenal team with a great deal of talented players, but here's a but...

Bieksa; have to start with Bieksa, an average player with the glimpse of greatness. Whenever I watch this guy play, I get reminded of Ed Jovanovski, a solid player who has never risen to the expectation. I remember him more for all his ugly turnovers and giveaways than anything else. Bieksa is nearly the same. Not a solid second liner who is more prone to committing turnovers and giveaways than anything else... That fight at the end of the game was cute. $4.5 m per year plus the bonuses, hmm I think not!

Garrison; a solid player in Florida, but just because a player performs well on a different system, that does not mean that he will fit smoothly in the Canuck system. From watching Garrison, I see a D-man who likes to troll around the net instead of him being a solid point man with a killer shot-waiting for the one-timers. Salo was a gem in this role, but he was on the outs and we needed a solid replacement,. So far we got stuck with this dud of a player who also has a NT clause in his contract + the bonuses. Sure, it is too early in the season and Garrison needs time to develop chemistry with the rest of the team, also he did put great numbers in Florida... but, this is the Canuck system; Garrison, what have you done for me lately...!

Alex Burrows; gotta love this guy, he is intense, he is a pest and a great teammate, but at $4.5 cap hit, hmm I think not. Yes he did put the great numbers over last few seasons and he was underpaid, everyone can agree with that, but paying this guy $6 mil this season is absolutely insane. His salary might reflect his former numbers; 52 points (28G, 24A), but is he worth that, well, lets compare him to the former Canuck, Anson Carter.

Anson Carter was a former Canuck who in his 15 year NHL carer had broken a 30 goal mark only once! That was during the 2005/6 season when he was paired up on the line with the Sedins and he totalled 55 points. Carter's renewal was too steep for the Canucks and this guy was able to land $2.5 mil contract with the Columbus. Does this mean that any average player who gets paired up on the Sedin line will have a performance epiphany, well I am not sure, but whenever some newbie or average player get placed on the Twins line I get reminded of that 50 cent's song Baby by me and its famous lyric "Have a baby by me, be a millionaire..." To sum it up, Burrows is off the Sedins line and he is invisible. That is one $4.5 mill cap hit that is going to cost the Canucks.

As for Volpatti and his "fight" with Murray at the end of the Sharks game, well, that was pretty cute. It looked more like Patti was playing a role of the tormented wife and Murray was the hillbilly who was putting his woman into her place. My apologies to any domestic abuse victims out there, both past and the future. For the record, I do not support or promote any form of domestic violance. I firmly believe that a man should never hit a women, and that is where Murray crossed the line when he decided to put his hands on 'Patti.

Love Luongo, but he is overpriced, chokes in the key moments, and is a dud on the shutout. Old horse cannot learn new tricks, nor can Luongo learn how to stop a penalty shot. In a league where the shootout is becoming the norm, this guy doesn't have the "Chi". Yes we give him credit for earning us the gold medal at 2010 olympics but he almost blew that one too. Was anyone really surprised when we lost our 2:1 lead in a 3rd period with only 25 seconds to go. I wasn't. Again, I'm a Luongo fan, but... there is always the but(t).

On the positive, Kassian is a gem, a franchise player in the making. This guy will fight anyone and he is only 21. I believe that we are witnessing the arrival of second Bertuzzi except this one has more heart.

Jordan Schroeder is a little rockett. I'm looking forward to seeing this guy develop. Great things will come.

Edler, I'm not loving this $5 mil cap hit, but he does have a potential and he also doesn't have a no trade clause.

To sum it up, Bieksa, Garrison and Burrows, go earn your $$$. This community loves you but... ... what have you done for me lately!!!


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Well technically OP you should be hating on Edler for the giveaway to Pavelski and Kassian because Clowe beat the frack out of him. I mean you are basing all this off one game after all...

So with your theory trade Schneider too and fire Gillis and AV, you left a lot out.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

tl:dr
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Oh god I need to stop coming on these boards the day after a loss.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

if wee trad 4 kovalev al are prolbem are gon an jovanovsky


You have to be effing kidding me.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

No one line team is going places. Relax swallow your pride with the knowledge that when Kesler and Booth are back things will improve
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Remember SOB called them a bunch of pretenders. Although not tough enough some of them can skate, and are able to put in a decent effort, but not consistantly. AV is the same, he never knows when to take time outs or make a goalie change, he is lousy at picking shoot out specialists. He even looks too casual most of the time. So this is his team and they are used to him.

Nothing much will change. Now that these milllionaire players have finally settled their contract with the NHL and the fans continue to fill the Roger's Arena, we are stuck with mediocre hockey and the odd flash of brilliance. The management appears quite happy with the status quo but really there is not enough toughness, or grit as MG calls it on this team. The casual relaxed attitude by this team needs to end and the coach needs to be a coach.
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#46 fwybwed

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Sorry to say but if you are leaving Hamhuis off the list then i am forced to call bs.
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#47 Nuxfanabroad

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

What we got here is FAILURE to communicate.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Sorry to say but if you are leaving Hamhuis off the list then i am forced to call bs.


Hamhuis has looked Junior B in almost every game so far this year.
hoping he shapes up fast.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Sorry to say it ....... but.... this thread is ???? garbage.

Typical knee-jerk CDC reaction.
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